Regina city council News

Regina city council decided to raise taxes another 2.5 per cent as part of the solution to fill a $10.3 million funding shortfall at the council meeting on April 18, 2017.

Regina council hikes taxes, cuts programs to fill money gap

By Kevin Martel April 19, 2017 - 6:33am Updated: April 19, 2017 - 6:45am

Property taxes are going up again in Regina and some programs and services are getting cut or changed.

Faced with a funding shortfall of $10.3 million, council decided...

Regina council is expected to finalize its reopened budget on April 18, 2017 after a provincial budget left the city short $10.3 million.

Regina council expected to finalize reopened budget

By Kevin Martel April 18, 2017 - 6:33am Updated: April 18, 2017 - 6:45am

It's take two for Regina city council as it must again finalize its budget in light of a funding shortfall.

Council has had a week to digest what city administration...

Members of the Regina Lawn Bowling Club address city council on April 10, 2017 to speak against the proposed closure of Leslie Lawn Bowling Greens.

Regina council delays decision to address funding shortfall

By Kevin Martel April 11, 2017 - 6:22am Updated: April 11, 2017 - 6:30am

Regina city council has decided to wait another week before making any tough decisions on how to fill a financial hole created after the provincial budget was unveiled.


Regina city council is meeting on April 10, 2017, to vote on an amended budget that could mean a rise in property taxes and the elimination of several city programs.

Programs, facilities on chopping block in Regina budget

By 980 CJME April 10, 2017 - 12:14pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 12:30pm

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere warned of tough choices ahead of Monday night’s special city council meeting.

On Friday, the city unveiled an amended city budget that would...

During a special emergency meeting on March 27, 2017, Regina city council asked administration to re-open the previously passed budget and look for millions of dollars in savings to offset decisions made in the provincial budget.

Amended city budget reveals another property tax hike

By 980 CJME April 7, 2017 - 3:59pm Updated: April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

Property taxes are set to rise again in Regina, as the city made new recommendations on how to mitigate the shortfall left by funding changes made in the province’s budget....

During a special emergency meeting on March 27, 2017, Regina city council asked administration to re-open the previously passed budget and look for millions of dollars in savings to offset decisions made in the provincial budget.

'We deserve better:' Regina council vents, brainstorms after Sask. budget creates shortfall

By Kevin Martel March 28, 2017 - 6:45am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 4:15pm

It was a night of brainstorming and venting for Regina city council as an emergency debate was held to find possible ways to make up a sudden shortfall of several million...

The City of Regina could be left with an $11 million shortfall as a result of the March 22, 2017 provincial budget.

Regina council to discuss how to fill hole left by Sask. budget

By Kevin Martel March 27, 2017 - 6:27am Updated: March 27, 2017 - 6:30am

There's an unexpected shortfall of millions of dollars the City of Regina will now have to find ways to make up, but it's not known exactly how yet.

During Wednesday's...

This building, located at the corner of 12th Avenue and St. John Street, has been rezoned by Regina city council on Feb. 27, 2017.

Regina city council approves rezoning for new Carmicheal Outreach building

By Britton Gray February 28, 2017 - 8:48pm Updated: February 28, 2017 - 9:00pm

Carmichael Outreach is one step closer to moving into a new building to help provide its services to those in need.

Regina city council approved the rezoning of the...

Regina city council voted to drop both the property tax and water rate increases at a special budget meeting on Feb. 13, 2017.

Regina property tax increase falls to 3.99%; water rates down too

By Kevin Martel February 14, 2017 - 1:54am Updated: February 14, 2017 - 11:04am

Property taxes are going up in Regina, but not quite as much as first proposed.

City council finalized the 2017 budget Monday night, which now calls for an increase of 3...

Councillor wants better breakdown on property tax bills

By Kevin Martel February 5, 2017 - 8:57am Updated: February 5, 2017 - 9:00am

If one Regina councillor has it his way, property tax bills will be more detailed in the future.

Mike O'Donnell wants bills to have more detailed information than they...

Frank McCrystal stands at a podium and speaks at the funeral for long-time Regina city councillor Terry Hincks.

'We'll never forget you:' Hundreds remember late councillor Terry Hincks

By Kevin Martel October 20, 2016 - 7:55pm Updated: October 20, 2016 - 8:00pm

Clapping and laughter usually have no place at a memorial service, but a celebration of his life is exactly what late Regina councillor Terry Hincks wanted.

In fact, he...

Regina's city councillors gather before speaking to media about Terry Hincks on Oct 15, 2016.

Hincks remembered fondly by Regina city council

By Lisa Schick October 15, 2016 - 5:43pm Updated: October 18, 2016 - 2:17pm

The sun was shining and the air was brisk during an emotional gathering outside Regina City Hall on Saturday morning.

Councillors passed around hugs and handshakes, a...